NCAC Weekly Release (5-14-12) - NCAA Tennis Championships
2012 NCAA Div. III Men's Tennis Tournament
For the fourth time in the last five seasons, Kenyon (22-4) has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Tournament. The fourth-ranked Lords will square off against No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (29-4) in a quarterfinal match next Monday, May 21, at the Carry Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina.
After receiving an opening round bye, the Lords topped Baldwin-Wallace, 5-0, in the second round and earned its spot in the quarterfinal round with a 5-0 victory over Mary Washington. Lords freshman Wade Heerboth (Tucson, AZ/Foothill) sealed the third round victory over Mary Washington with a 6-0, 6-3 victory at fourth singles. The victory was Heerboth’s seventh in a row and gave him a team-best 23 wins on the season.
The entire quarterfinal round will be contested on Monday, May 21, with the semifinals on Tuesday, May 22, and the National Championship match set for Wednesday, May 23.
The 2012 NCAA Div. III Singles and Doubles Championships will then be held in at the Cary Tennis Park May 24-26. Denison senior Tom Cawood (East Lansing, MI/East Lansing), DePauw sophomore Sam Miles (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor), Kenyon freshman Mike Razumovsky (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) and Kenyon junior Paul Burgin (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) have all qualified to compete in the singles championship.
2012 NCAA Div. III Women's Tennis Tournament
The DePauw University women’s tennis team was eliminated from the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament in the third-round after dropping a 5-0 decision against Carnegie Mellon. The Tigers, who received an opening round bye, did pick up a 5-1 victory over Wheaton (IL) in the second round on Friday in Greencatle, Indiana.
Like the men, the NCAA Women’s Singles and Doubles Championships will held at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina, May 24-26.
Oberlin senior Ariel Lewis (Vacaville, CA/Vacaville), DePauw senior Kelly Gebert (Wichita, KS/Kapuan Mt. Carmel Catholic) and Kenyon junior Amy Schlessman (Sandusky, OH/Perkins) will compete in the women’s singles championship, while Denison senior Sarah Short (Cheswick, PA/Fox Chapel) will serve as one of four alternate competitors in the singles competition.
The Big Red tandem of Short and junior Alex Marcell (Chicago, IL/Loyola Academy) have qualified for the doubles competition, while Gebert and freshman Maggie MacPhail (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) will serve as an alternate team in the doubles championship.